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post #1 of 62 Old 10-07-2007, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Roland Sands 919

.... has already made it to Ebay!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...QQcmdZViewItem

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I just barely saw that on ebay two minutes ago...would/will anyone on here pay $12,000+ for that???

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It's nice, but not 12K nice.

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That's a bad bike.

2 > 4
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I guess when you strip off the blinkers (unless they were integrated) you can scrap the switch clusters. That keyhole has a hellacious amount of scratches around it for only 6 miles.

Agreed, not worth the price unless the profit was still going to charity (fat chance)

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I think the stock setup is far better looking. Rather have stock even missing the upgrades.

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The wheels are interesting and the brake calipers are cool - and black really looks good on the swingarm and header, but other than that there's not much I'd keep on the bike. Instead of spending $10K-$12K on that bike, I'd rather have a used 919 and a couple thousand $$ budget for mods, and build my own.
Why must Ohlins be gold & yellow?? Why not gray or black?

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Ha! He's already lowered the starting bid.

I bet you a dollar those gauges don't work but are only bolted in place.

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A lot of nice bolt-on components, e.g., PM components, Ohlins, etc. But, the $10 mark is getting more realistic in pricing.

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No rear sets!!! Roland copied my modified stock foot peg brackets.

That said; what would you pay for his 919?


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No rear sets!!! Roland copied my modified stock foot peg brackets.

That said; what would you pay for his 919?
Well...technically it's not his 919, it belongs to the person who won it.

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Well...technically it's not his 919, it belongs to the person who won it.
Duh!!! really???

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No rear sets!!! Roland copied my modified stock foot peg brackets.

That said; what would you pay for his 919?

This Guy won the bike for almost no cost to himself (drawing ticket + taxes), he should be happy to get the value of a used '06. I think the $7k range is a little more realistic. Whatever he gets for it is more than he had before.

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Nice bike with excellent amenities. Best handling Hornet around with the legs it's got I bet. The new owner is trying to squeeze the cash and I wonder how much he enjoys bikes to begin with. I'd have 6,000 miles on it b4 welling, fer sher.

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I think the owner might make more money if he parts it out on Ebay.
Knowbody in thier right mind would pay what he's trying to get.
To me, it looks like RS just threw a bunch of parts at it, and did a half assed job at that.

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I think the owner might make more money if he parts it out on Ebay.
Knowbody in thier right mind would pay what he's trying to get.
To me, it looks like RS just threw a bunch of parts at it, and did a half assed job at that.

Probably did not get all the original stuff with it.
Can't part it out in that case.

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Don't rain on my parade Dave, I'm hoping the forks and shock show up on Ebay!

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Don't rain on my parade Dave, I'm hoping the forks and shock show up on Ebay!


OK, I'm with ya.

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it's actually a deal...for payers of retail, dealers could do better #'s for themselves

stock honda 919 worth $x
ohlins sticks $1500
ohlins rear shock $700
rims $1000
brakes ... $?
custom paint (take it or leave it) $250-$500
custom body work
custom exhaust cans maybe $400
custom triples maybe $700

price all that out & i agree w/ hasbeen...hell, maybe i should low ball him and part it out, i have all the replacement parts...and i know someone on here would grab the stuff...

no, if the owner would donate 50% of the proceeds to the PBT foundation, then we'd have somethin....

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Winning bid - $10.6. Higher than I figured it would go for. That's the cost of a new VFR. I'd take the VFR.

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The stickers and weird metal pieces make it fugly.

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if new ones are $8k (?) you can't doo all that stuff for 2600.
if the guy likes it, he got a deal.
+1 on the VFR. They look much better in person than online. A little underpowered though.....

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sup guys.
I was the winning bidder on the bike. Personally, I think it was a steal considering all that went into the thing. I've spent the last five years buying bikes, fixing them up, and selling them at a huge loss just to start all over again with something else. I figured I'd try getting one already done to the nines soo that maybe I could spend more time riding it instead of obsessing over what needed upgrading. I may have done a few things differently than Roland did on this build, but I think he did an incredible job none the less.
I'll post up some pics just as soon as I figure out how to get it from New Jersey to Houston.

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sup guys.
I was the winning bidder on the bike. Personally, I think it was a steal considering all that went into the thing. I've spent the last five years buying bikes, fixing them up, and selling them at a huge loss just to start all over again with something else. I figured I'd try getting one already done to the nines soo that maybe I could spend more time riding it instead of obsessing over what needed upgrading. I may have done a few things differently than Roland did on this build, but I think he did an incredible job none the less.
I'll post up some pics just as soon as I figure out how to get it from New Jersey to Houston.

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congrats!! which bikes you went through in the last five years to end up with 919?

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I really like the pipes on the bike ! I think it is a very good deal for that price !! congrats again and post some pictures of that babe magnet on the street

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Congrats Tom, there's no denying you ended up with a sweet, one of a kind ride. How cool is it that the Braveheart 919 found its way here to WT. Post some pics when you get it.

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congrats!! which bikes you went through in the last five years to end up with 919?
well, most of them were in the last 3 years but list goes like this:
-'02 gsxr 750 - stock
no pic

-'04 cbr 1000rr - lightly modded


-'05 cbr 600rr - track bike


-'04 R1 - heavily modded


-'02 RC51 - work in progress


and of course my beloved mini's:

'06 nsf100 - tmgp race bike


'05 ruckus - all purpose battle scooter


Still got the RC and the minis. The 9'r should round out the package nicely.
Can't wait to get her home! Will post pics up ASAP.

heres a few to wet your taste buds though:





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Roland Sands has some taste, no doubt.. did he make several of them? the one in the video seems to have some red color..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyd7-ALpujc

I think that those aerodynamic side covers for radiator really make a difference in how bike looks without taking any nakedness away..

Now, Scorpio you will have a challenge to add some final touches like license plate, mirrors and turn signals ))

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sup guys.
....as soon as I figure out how to get it from New Jersey to Houston.

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Dude, nice bike. I might have a turbo kit for it by spring.
I've used Forward Air near the Philly airport for engines and stuff. My friend has shipped bikes through them. Neither of us has had any problems.
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Roland Sands has some taste, no doubt.. did he make several of them? the one in the video seems to have some red color..

That video is of the bike before completion in its original red color.

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That video is of the bike before completion in its original red color.
Just what I'd want to see someone doing to my brand new bike.

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Sad part is that the guy who originally won the bike owes the IRS about one third of its value. You have to pay taxes on prizes. Depending on his situation he may not have been able to afford to keep it.

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Sad part is that the guy who originally won the bike owes the IRS about one third of its value. You have to pay taxes on prizes. Depending on his situation he may not have been able to afford to keep it.
1/3 of it's value? Boy, NJ must have some pretty harsh taxes.

More typical it's 3-7% and they'd just tax what the NADA or Blue Book Value is, not the modified value.

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Not the state - the Feds. Win the lottery, catch a record-breaking homerun ball, win a raffle for a bike or car: it's like income. They say "Congratulations! Now bend over......"

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I think you did pretty good, scorp.

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I think the guy is pretty well off. Said he owns a construction company and just bought a new vette which is why he does'nt have time to ride it.

You guys got me to thinking about whether I got a good deal or not, soo I did a little research on what it might cost your average Joe to build a bike like this.

Heres what I came up with:
Rear Ohlins Shock $848.00
Ohlins R&T Forks (FG329) $2,159.00
PM forged domino wheels $2,500.00
PM Front Brake Calipers $1,000.00
SS Brake Lines $200.00
PM Front Brake Discs $630.00
PM Rear Brake Caliper $375.00
PM Rear Brake Disc $300.00
PM Hand Controls $350.00
Renthal Fat Bars $75.00
Renthal Sprockets F/R $106.00
DID chain $105.00
RSD Custom Triple clamps $700.00
Vance & Hines Custom Pipes $500.00
CBR 1KRR front fender $170.00
Honda 599 Headlamp $170.00
Honda 599 Meter Assym. $704.00

Total Cost of parts $10,892.00

I know you could probably get the meter assymbly used and I had to guess cost on hand controls / triple clamps as they are 1 off customs, but still. Now you can add custom Airtrix paint, powdercoating and sheetmetal work on top of that and of course the cost of the bike and probably be in the high teens, low 20's. This is assuming you installed all the parts yourself. Ohh and don't forget that cool A* jacket that comes with it.
I think I got a decent deal.

Bike should be shipped out middle of next week and arrive before the end of the month.

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Those calipers are SO sweet looking!! Have fun with your new baby!!

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I wonder it those brakes will squeal??????

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